Tuition & Fees

Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling

Three 10-week trimesters per academic year

Application fee – $75

Enrollment deposit due upon acceptance (applied to initial billing) – $600

Tuition & Fees – 30 week program billed equally per trimester – $24,000  (academic year 2022-2023)

Students are responsible for providing their own materials and should expect these to range in cost from $1200 – $1500 per trimester.

Meal Plan 

Fall trimester $3250  (includes weekly meals Monday breakfast through Friday dinner)

Winter & spring trimesters – no food services offered.  Communal kitchenette available in residence hall for self-providing.


Student Residences are located on-campus, Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
$1850 per term.  All rooms have queen bed, private bath, mini-fridge, wi-fi, etc.

Damage deposit of $200 due at registration, returned within 2 weeks of the end of the term.

Financial Aid – Title IV, Scholarships & Other

Additional Costs

Students will incur additional costs, to include field trips, additional materials, books, weekend meals, admission to events, concerts and films, and personal items. A more complete list of books, materials, equipment and items each student must provide is sent to pre-registered students a few weeks before each term begins.

Lab Fees – Darkroom

Your lab fee covers all normal B&W processing chemistry, including D-76, our standard film developer, and the Sprint System which we have used for many years with excellent results. It does not include film developers other than D-76, toners, or special chemistry for non-silver and other advanced courses. Some advanced courses require additional lab fees.

Lab Fees – Digital

Photography students who will be working digitally are required to bring their own card readers and necessary cables (Please see attached list of what to bring).  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Adobe Lightroom 5 and/or Photoshop CS6 installed. There are workstations here for students to use for classes.  Students should bring hard drives for storing and archiving their images.  Printers are available for digital students to print their work.  Students are required to supply their own paper. Our Digital Service Bureau is outfitted with large format printers, which students may use for final prints. This is a pay-per-service option. Some advanced courses require additional lab fees.

Equipment Security Deposit

A credit card or check security deposit of $1,000 is required from all students to cover the use of school equipment from the Technical Department, Digital Service Bureau and Studio. A Student must leave a check or have a credit on file in the business office in order to work with the school’s equipment in production classes. Credit cards are not charged at this time, but are authorized for $1000.  There must be $1000 available at this time.  Debit cards are not accepted.   Students receive a receipt to bring to the Technical Department or Digital Service Bureau in order to check out equipment.  Students are not able to participate in production classes until these requirements are met.  A great deal of trust is placed upon Maine Media College students to use equipment safely and to treat the equipment with great care and never leave it unsupervised.  Students are only charged if equipment under their supervision is lost or damaged.  All film students must go through the “proper equipment care and etiquette” tutorial with the Technical Department before equipment can be checked out.

In the case of loss or extensive damage to equipment, students may be responsible for actual repair or replacement costs in excess of the deposit.

Payment Due

All fees are to be paid in US. funds.

Payment must be received, or suitable arrangements made, 4 weeks prior to the start of each term. Financial Aid, including work study assignments, must also be approved at least 4 weeks before the start of any term.

We will accept personal and company checks, provided final payment reaches us at least 4 weeks prior to the start of each term. We prefer not to use credit cards for final payment, however if a balance is paid by credit card, a surcharge may be added.

Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Gainful Employment Disclosure